Sorry to get all Pioneer Woman on you, but I went a little overboard taking pictures of cows today. Since New Zealand has more cattle than people, though, it just kind of happened. And they really are pretty cute.
Further south, we took the turn-off toward the Karikari peninsula, and ended up at a beautiful, secluded white sand beach. I just wish it had been a little warmer so I could have gone swimming!
I also got a salad with warm roasted root vegetables, honey mustard dressing, feta, and almonds over mesclun greens. It was AMAZING and I definitely plan on replicating it in my own kitchen soon.
We continued on through Paihia and the Bay of Islands, but the water was brown and it was pretty foggy, so I didn’t bother with pictures. Somewhere between there and Whangerei, some people got pretty creative with their fences. One was covered with bikes…
and one was covered with jandals (that’s what they call flip-flops)
And now I’ll leave you with a couple more cute cows.